Sources of evidence should include examples of documents, people’s views and any feedback from what you have observed.  Evidence should show clearly what works well and where improvement should be focused.   It should be clear why a particular piece of evidence is relevant how it supports your evaluation. Labelling and summarising evidence can help identify important pieces and show why they are significant. For practical tips and advice on improving the participation of children and young people go to page 12 How good is OUR school? Part 1

Evidence of demonstrable outcomes may include but is not limited to the following:

  • Examples of documents showing a whole school approach to food involving catering and education for example, food policies, plans for practical food based learning, guidance on food and drinks for school events.
  • Records of audit and monitoring activity showing analysis of the information gathered and its use to inform improvement.
  • Evidence of the menu planning process and its use to meet the needs of the school population and nutritional regulations.
  • Examples of planned consultation with children, young people, parents and staff, demonstrating how information is analysed and what actions are developed and agreed with stakeholders.
  • Records of meetings with staff at school and authority level around implementation of initiatives and plans to monitor and measure impact.

Evidence may support more than one QI. Consider how to make use of relevant and supporting evidence gathered for other quality indicators. Where this is the case, it will be helpful to note this on the evidence, being clear about what it is about the evidence, which supports a particular QI.